Jonah Lomu

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Jonah Lomu’s mother, Hepi Lomu, lights a candle during a public memorial service for her son at Lotofalei’a Tongan Methodist Church. Photograph: Getty

A public memorial service for former All Blacks winger Jonah Lomu will be held at Auckland’s Eden Park on November 30th New Zealand Prime Minister Joh(...)

“I fancy if Gilroy was Argentinian or Australian he would likely be a star with 30-plus caps.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Following on from the past two weeks, a thought has struck me. In London I watched the third-place playoff in the Sydney Arms where a passionate Ir(...)

New Zealand’s Jonah Lomu  is tackled by Ireland’s Denis Hickie in a 2001 Test match. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

The athletics honours board at Wesley College, Pukekohe, in Auckland offers a poignant testimonial to the late Jonah Lomu. In one year at junior le(...)

New Zealand captain Richie McCaw lifts the Webb Ellis trophy after beating Australia during the Rugby Union 2015 World Cup final at Twickenham in London

Richie McCaw, who captained New Zealand to two Rugby World Cup triumphs and was one of the best players ever to grace the game, has brought an end to (...)

All-Black great Jonah Lomu has died at the age of 40. Photo: Martin Hayhow/PA Wire

It’s actually hard to quantify just how big Jonah Lomu was. When he trampled through an array of English backs for one of four tries in the quarter-fi(...)

Jonah Lomu in action against Ireland during the 1995 World Cup in South Africa. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Former Ireland captain Keith Wood has spoken of his sadness at the death of New Zealand international Jonah Lomu, saying the winger “catapulted the ga(...)

New Zealand’s Jonah Lomu bursts past the Irish defence during the 1995 World Cup. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Jonah Lomu burst onto the world scene with his iconic display against England in the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa, scoring four tries in a 45-(...)

New Zealand’s team celebrates with the Webb Ellis trophy after winning the Rugby World Cup Final against Australia at Twickenham. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

The 2015 Rugby World Cup won by New Zealand was hailed by organisers on Sunday as the biggest, best and most competitive yet. The All Blacks’ 34-17 fi(...)

New Zealand’s flanker and captain Richie McCaw arrives for a training session at the Pennyhill Park Hotel in Bagshot, southwest of London. Photograph: Getty Images

New Zealand will be hoping to avoid another Halloween horror show when they face World Cup final opponents Australia on Saturday. Some of the All Blac(...)

New Zealand centre Ma’a Nonu (left) and wing Julian Savea take part in a training session at the Pennyhill Park Hotel in London on Thursday ahead of their World Cup final against New Zealand at Twickenham. Photograph: Getty Images.

Ma’a Nonu has always been a phenomenon but maintaining that explosiveness, or being bothered to live up to his talent, took a little longer. The eye (...)

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